Lactalis UK & Ireland has won an unprecedented six prestigious Great Taste Awards¹ across its Président, Galbani, Seriously and Cricket St. Thomas brands – the largest number the company has ever won. Referred to as the ‘Oscars of the food world’ each of the winning products was blind-tasted by a panel of 500 foodies including chefs, restaurateurs, buyers, fine food retailers, food critics and writers.
Galbani Burrata was awarded one star with a judge describing it as: ‘Wonderful bright white colour, positively sparkling, creamy and luscious looking. Gentle lactic flavour, truly milky. The lightest of savoury notes. Unassuming and fresh.’ This mirrors the glowing reviews consumers have already given the product since its launch in June 2019. Galbani Burrata has gained significant distribution in Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s and has helped double the growth of the burrata segment.
Another Lactalis product to receive a Great Taste Award is Président Spray Cream, which was particularly praised for its texture and appearance. The launch of Président Spray Cream in 2019 signified the steps being taken by the Président brand to drive footprint in new categories and an over-arching vision to become the number one premium everyday dairy brand across cheese, butter and cream. The award recognised President’s credentials within the cream sector.
Seriously® Strong Creamy Mature Cheddar; Seriously® Spreadable Original & Seriously® Spreadable Vintage each won an award with judges praising the authentic cheddar taste & flavour in each of them. Finally Cricket St Thomas Goat Cheese was praised for its mouthfeel and delicate flavours.
Heloise Le Norcy-Trott, Group Marketing Director of Lactalis UK and Ireland, comments: “We are delighted to win so many Great Taste Awards this year, especially to be recognised across four different brands. It is a record for us and builds on last year’s success, which saw us secure four Taste awards”
The winning products will feature the Great Taste logo on the packaging to help attract consumer attention and increase sales.